No way Trump survives all the investigations, unending cascade of negative press, and revelations leading inexorably to the conclusion that the Trump campaign was managed--appearances aside--by a cabal in Moscow.
Obviously, if Moscow helped Trump, it helped Pence. So Pence is as illegitimate as Trump.
Still, the GOP will try hard to avoid a double impeachment.
This means Pence needs a strategy.
So far he's:
Staying out of sight and playing the "I was kept in the dark" card..
I don't think he can hide for months and the claim of unknowing does not have long term credibility.
"I'm shocked to learn there is gambling here, Mr. Rick."
So what's Pence's strategy to survive the unfolding purge and ascend to the presidency?
We don't know, of course.
But at some point he will need to distance himself from Trump.
What does that look like? When does that happen.
His first step, I think, will be to be seen going to church this coming Sunday. He will will be photographed holding a bible while walking up the steps to church, hand in hand with his wife.... Exactly as Bill Clinton did.
What do y'all think Pence will do in order to survive the dissolution of the Trump administration?